• Early Childhood Education

  • School Age Care

  • Playgroup Supervision

  • Family Daycare

Study this course for a career in:

CHC30113 Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course forms the building block for your Childcare career and is compulsory for anyone working within the Early Learning and Childcare industry.

Our Certificate III course will help you to become a competent, effective and highly valued employee. It is a well-balanced Practical and Theoretical Program delivered via skilled and experienced trainers with years of experience within Early Learning Childcare Centres.

study options

OPTION ONE - Study via an on the job Traineeship

At Greenhouse Education you have the option to complete your Certificate III via an on the job Traineeship. How this works is you will need to get in contact with a Childcare Centre who is willing to take you on as a Trainee. Once you have your employer’s approval you will then contact Greenhouse Education. From here 

we will contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network, who will visit you in your workplace to sign you up on a Traineeship with The Department of Training and Workforce Development's Apprenticeship Office.

Greenhouse Education also has strong working relationships with many Childcare Centres within the industry and can help you secure a Traineeship. Childcare Centres are always looking for hard working, vibrant and friendly staff to join their teams. If this sounds like you please get in contact with us via the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page. From here you will go through an interview process with Greenhouse Education which upon successful completion, we will then contact suitable Childcare Centres on your behalf for an interview with them. Traineeships are always subject to availability but we will do our best to accommodate you.

OPTION TWO - Study via Face-to-Face Classroom Based Training

To complete your classroom based CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with Greenhouse Education you will have to complete both the classroom and practical placement components that are required. The classroom aspect of the course is delivered face-to-face in a our purpose built, childcare specific classroom environment, 2 days per week, for 32 weeks, along with additional hours per week of self-study. To successfully complete your CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will also need to complete workplace-based experience within a registered Early Learning Childcare Centre, for a minimum of 120 hours. This work placement is designed to put into practice the knowledge and skills you have learnt from your classroom based training.


There are assessments throughout the duration of this course, as well as assignments due to be handed in within 4-weeks from the completion of all your classes. You will receive guidance and support from your Trainer throughout the assessment process and are free to ask questions at any time.



  • Working with children of different ages

  • Program planning

  • Implementing policy and procedures

  • Understanding and reporting 'Children at risk'

course details

  • Classes are generally held weekly with a few exceptions where teaching days land on Public Holidays or conflict with other courses.

  • Workplace support, assessment and coaching will be conducted regularly by your Trainer.

  • A minimum of 120-hours of Practical Experience, achieved through Work Placement, is required.

Greenhouse Education will arrange a suitable Work Placement for you at the time of your Enrolment Interview.




Theoretical course work and training will be delivered at:


Greenhouse Education

Unit 15, 61 Ocean Keys Boulevard


This area is accessible via Public Transportation. To plan your Journey, click on the button below.

delivery schedule

This course consists of 18 units, grouped into six unit 'Clusters'. Clusters are grouped around common skill and knowledge areas, making it easy to correlate learning across units and get a feel for the bigger picture.

Delivery Schedules will be based on your individual circumstances and enrolment date but to receive an indicative schedule please contact one of our friendly staff.

fees and payment

The current fees for this course are based on the West Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current VET Fees and Charges Policy. To view the VET Fees and Charges policy, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development website at http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au


The total cost of this course via our face-to-face classroom based delivery method is:

  • Course/Tuition Fee:     $1200.00          

  • Concession Rate Course/Tuition Fee*:     $369.60

  • Course Tuition Fee for all students aged 15-24 years:     $369.60


The total cost of this course for the Traineeship based delivery method:

  • Course/Tuition Fee:     $1200.00          

  • Concession Rate Course/Tuition Fee*:     $388.80

  • Course Tuition Fee for all students aged 15-24 years:     $388.80


Fee waivers

For students experiencing severe financial hardship, fee waivers are available and will be assessed on an individual basis. Supporting documentary evidence will need to be provided to support the applicant's financial circumstances.

*Concession Rate: applies where proof of eligibility is provided on application. 

Payment plans

Payment plan options are available for students, for more information regarding your options please contact one of our Staff Members.

Please note: The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.



We take great care in our Enrolment Process as we want to make sure that Childcare is a good fit for you. Therefore, after your initial Enrolment Enquiry, we ask you to come in and meet with one of our Trainers for an Enrolment Interview.



  • Complete your Enrolment Application Form

  • Sit a short Literacy and Numeracy Test

  • Pay your $500 initial payment to secure your position in the course and commence Payment Plan or Pay fees in full

  • Receive your formal acceptance to Greenhouse, Student Handbook and Student Portal log-in

You are also required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) by the time of your Enrolment Interview. Click on the button below and follow the instructions to obtain your USI.


Click on the button below to download our Enrolment Process Flow-chart and FAQ document for more information.

enquire now

Ready to start your exciting career in Childcare?

Simply complete the form below and one of our Greenhouse Team will be in touch to schedule your Enrolment Interview.


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important info

Our student's happiness and success is very important to us. Please see below for some important information should you have a complaint about Greenhouse Education or wish to appeal an assessment / course grade you have received.

In addition to these processes, you are always welcome to discuss your concerns with any of the Greenhouse Team by contacting us on any of the details at the bottom of this website.